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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Hello. I had a pelvic ultrasound and these were the results: 10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Are these results abnormal?

Hello. I had a pelvic ultrasound and these were the results: 10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Are these results abnormal?

Probably WNL results: If these sonographic measurements were obtained by a skilled certified Gyn sonographer, they are probably considered within normal limits (WNL) or in the upper limits of normal for a woman who is 61 and postmenopausal. What is missing and much more important is the measurements of the "thickness of the endometrium".

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Can the tech tell you your results for a pelvic ultrasound right away?

Can the tech tell you your results for a pelvic ultrasound right away?

No: The ultrasonographer, or "tech" is not allowed to tell you the results of your exam, because they are not physicians. Sometimes a physician will give an ultrasonographer permission to tell patients some information before the physician reviews the images, but usually you have to wait to get the results until the physician makes a determination about the results of the exam.

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Can a radiologist see if a cyst is abnormal or the kind of cyst with a pelvic ultrasound?

Can a radiologist see if a cyst is abnormal or the kind of cyst with a pelvic ultrasound?

Yes to a degree: Ultrasound is commonly used to classify Cysts in the Ovary. This reflects the risk of a cyst being benign versus Cancerous. The size of the cyst and whether it it has any solid components in addition to fluid increases the risk of it being cancerous. Your gynecologist should guide you further.

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What is the average amount of time it takes to get male pelvic ultrasound results from your doctor?

Typically: The results are available from the radiologist to the doctor within 24 hours. There is variability in how long it takes for the doctor's office to inform patients of results.

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Did a pelvic ultrasound this week the results show all the parts but no picture of the right ovary and its the part that hurts. Should I do it again?

Did a pelvic ultrasound this week the results show all the parts but no picture of the right ovary and its the part that hurts. Should I do it again?

CT: Do you still have your appendix? The ovaries don't usually hurt as much as they get blamed for. I would think more about your uterus having a spasm with pain radiating to your right side, or appendix, colon spasm, abdominal wall spasm. If a thorough physical examination can't delineate the source of the pain, you may need a ct scan, but I wouldn't have high hopes it would give a specific answer.

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Had a pelvic ultrasound done tuesday at a hospital that's "out of network" for my drs office. Its friday. I'm out of town, but wondering if they should have the results in yet?

Had a pelvic ultrasound done tuesday at a hospital that's "out of network" for my drs office. Its friday. I'm out of town, but wondering if they should have the results in yet?

Should: That is always a hard one to answer. There are always extenuating curcumstances that will delay a report. But the long and short of it is they should.

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Hi good evening my grandmother got her pelvic ultrasound results. Reading.. The endometrial stripe is thickened and heterogeneous but is avascular.?

Hi good evening my grandmother got her pelvic ultrasound results. Reading.. The endometrial stripe is thickened and heterogeneous but is avascular.?

Endometrial biopsy: A thickened endometrium in a postmenopausal woman should be investigated by means of a biopsy, because this could be a pre-cancerous lesion. Had the sonographer described vascularity, concern for malignancy would be much greater.

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I have done a pelvic ultrasound and the result were: 1cm complex lesion in the cervix. 2.7 cm simple cyst of the right ovary. What does it mean?

I have done a pelvic ultrasound and the result were: 1cm complex lesion in the cervix. 2.7 cm simple cyst of the right ovary. What does it mean?

Ultrasound findings: The lesion on your cervix could be a nabothian cyst but it really hold be investigated further. The simple cyst in your ovary is physiologic and will resolve on its own.

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I had a pelvic ultrasound and was told I should get results within 1 week. The radiologist is in the same office as my gyn. Why does it take a week?

I had a pelvic ultrasound and was told I should get results within 1 week. The radiologist is in the same office as my gyn. Why does it take a week?

Need to review: It takes a week or more to correlate with your clinical findings. Admit it, you don't just want to know what was seen; you also want to know what the next step is, options, and what the worse case scenario is. This deserves time to review. Let your doc get the report, review the images if needed, discuss with the radiologist if needed, & then formulate a plan. Believe it or not, this takes time.

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I recently had a pelvic ultrasound and the results found a complex cyst with a mural nodule there was also a septated cyst found with no free fluid.

I recently had a pelvic ultrasound and the results found a complex cyst with a mural nodule there was also a septated cyst found with no free fluid.

Results depend: On several factors, including your age, size of cyst, and associated symptoms, as well as your medical history. A complex cyst is a septated cyst. I recommend you follow up asap with the clinician who ordered tis ultrasound to discuss results and follow-up plan. Take care!

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I did a pelvic ultrasound, shows a 14x12x9cm RO cyst. Done a CT, shows a 7cm RO cyst and 2 smaller LO cyst. Why the conflict result? Which is accurate

It doesn't: Seem to make much sense. How much time elapsed between the two tests? If they were done around the same time, the radiologist should look at both of the studies side by side and figure out what the correct measurement is.

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I'm new to the medical system here. I had Pap test in Nov, pelvic ultrasound in Dec. I don't know the result yet. Do I call to office or doc call me?

I'm new to the medical system here. I had Pap test in Nov, pelvic ultrasound in Dec. I don't know the result yet. Do I call to office or doc call me?

Call the doctor: If no word from the doctor 2 weeks after a test, one can call the doctor's office, because the results are surely back at the office by then. If the doctor uses electronic medical records, one may be able to look at the results online, if one has registered for online access.

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My mom peed a bit b4 pelvic ultrasound. She examined ovaries. Does peeing skew the results incredibly+how? She has cysts but do u think need go rescan

Doesn't matter: Having the bladder full of urine makes it a little easier for the ultrasound to view the uterus and ovaries. If the bladder is less full it can be a little more difficult to see the ovaries, but if your mother has cysts on the ovaries they should be able to be seen pretty clearly. The part of the exam with the probe in the vagina sees the ovaries very well, doesn't depend on bladder fullness.

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They did a pelvic ultrasound and found a fibroid, size of a golf ball. I am on birth control would this affect my test results?

They did a pelvic ultrasound and found a fibroid, size of a golf ball. I am on birth control would this affect my test results?

No: While fibroids will grow with exogenous estrogen found in bc pills, it wouldn't affect the exam. The most important issue is if u have any symptoms (exs. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency) or not. For more info go to atlii. Com.

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Is it normal for the doctor to order an MRI if the results of a pelvic ultrasound show a mass that she cannot tell is attached to the ovary or not?

Is it normal for the doctor to order an MRI if the results of a pelvic ultrasound show a mass that she cannot tell is attached to the ovary or not?

Yes: Mri is a great tool for following up findings on an ultrasound of the pelvis. An MRI can often better discriminate individual organs and anatomy.

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pelvic Ultrasound (Definition)

This is an ultrasound test to examine the organs of the pelvis, typically using either a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal approach, depending on what is suspected, such as ovarian ...Read more